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Where the rest of us see chaos and confusion, Mike Kennedy brings an aura of clarity and calm. His refined sense of order comes from managing editor stints at a trio of high-pressure trade magazines, and from coordinating research, editing, proofing and fact-checking on more than 50 book projects for five different publishers.

A combination traffic cop and master motivator, Mike knows who's doing what and makes sure they're doing it well. Though used to working without a net (just ask the folks at ESPN The Magazine), he's at his best with the kind of support and resources Black Book Partners brings to bear.

YOU'VE SEEN HIS STUFF... your local Barnes & Noble. We’re not sure who keeps track of these things, but Mike may have more sports books on store shelves than anyone in the business. His work includes titles on Soccer, Skateboarding, Roller Hockey, Football, Baseball and Basketball. He has written biographies of LeBron James, Derek Jeter, Michael Phelps, Shaun White, and Tony Hawk. With Mark Stewart, Mike has also co-authored Long Ball: The Legend and Lore of the Home Run, Swish: The Quest for Basketball’s Perfect Shot, Touchdown: The Power and Precision of Football’s Perfect Play, Hammering Hank: How the Media Made Henry Aaron, a biography of Olympian Michelle Kwan and a bi-lingual series of books on Latino baseball.

Mike is also well-known in the sports trade business. He reports for the family of magazines published by Formula 4 Media, including Team Insight and Outdoor Insight, and serves as Editor at

Mike’s first love has always been non-fiction, but he has dabbled in copywriting from time to time. Mike was the word man on several major ad campaigns—including Konica, Einstein Moomjy and Dunn & Bradstreet—and has produced marketing materials for the pharmaceutical, packaging and inline skating industries.

Mike is Black Book Partners’ resident golf pro. He plays well enough to make our clients sweat, but never well enough to beat them. Tee it up with him sometime.

...and he’ll admit that he plays the lead role of Rodney Wright and sings his heart out for the Rocky Mountain Revels in Boulder, Colorado.




Mark Stewart • Editorial

Ron Jaffe • Design




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